Sunday, May 31, 2009

Thought I would update.....

I don't know if I will keep up with this blog right now since I started it to keep friends and family updated about our life with Moira. This was the e-mail I sent out a few weeks ago updating friends and family who didn't know what happened to our beloved little girl, Moira Mae. Like I said, don't know if I will keep it updated. Maybe I will when we get pregnant again, because we will. We will have a baby who we can bring home from the hospital, love and hug and watch grow up. Moira will always be in our hearts and we will never forget her.

I was hoping to be able to write to you all and give you a wonderful update of our little girl's arrival. Sadly, I have to tell you that Moira passed away on Monday. There were some complications during labor with her heartbeat. My doctor ended up performing an emergency c-section on me Friday morning after laboring all day Thursday and Friday morning. When Moira was born, she wasn't breathing and it took them 10 minutes to start her breathing. In that time she suffered severe brain damage. There has been some talk that something could have been happening before birth with the placenta, but it was somewhere between Wednesday and Friday. I had gone in Wed. for an ultrasound and at that time everything looked good. The NICU doctor wanted to try a fairly new cooling therapy that helps prevent anymore brain damage and it takes 72 hours to do it. We tried that, but by Monday morning it was looking like there would be no change in Moira's condition because it was so severe. We spent the weekend with close friends and family who were so happy to have had the chance to meet Moira. On Monday Dave and I spent the whole day with her and also started the process of warming her to take her off of the ventilator. By 5:30 she was warm again and we took the ventilator off. From 5:30-11pm that night we held Moira in our arms and spent the evening with her. She passed away at 11pm that night, peacefully in our arms. We had four precious and wonderful days with our daughter and I wish I could have more, but I was able to hold her in my arms to comfort her when she was in pain. That meant the world to Dave and I. The fact that she is at peace and not in pain anymore makes it a little easier for us. This is probably one of the hardest e-mails I have ever had to write. We do have tons of pictures of our beautiful little girl and I am happy to share them if you would like me to. It just might take me some time to be ready to share them with you all.
Thank you all for listening.
Alison and Dave
Moira Mae
8lbs 3oz, 21.5 inches of beautiful baby born May 8, 2009-May 11, 2009

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Induction day tomorrow, but I am feeling like labor is starting some on it's own!! Lost my mucous plug this morning, having some spotting, and some cramping and contractions. I would love it if labor started on its own!! We'll see, next time I post, I'll be a mommy!!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

By this time next week Moira should already be here and I will be celebrating my first Mother's Day with my new daughter and my mom here too!! I can't believe that in 4 days I will be heading into the hospital and hopefully by Friday Moira will be here. Ahhh!!! Unless she decides to come on her own, which I would love much better. I would much rather avoid the induction, but that's OK. As long as she gets here safely and healthy!